At the conclusion of the worship service on Sunday, June 10, Trinity's membership will have the opportunity to vote "yes" or "no" for each person nominated for one of our church leadership roles. This is an important piece of the process to confirm the selection of the church's leaders, as the members consider the nominees' character and maturity relative to the standards outlined in the New Testament (you can hear Doug talk about these in a sermon from 2016). Elders are spiritual leaders who share the responsibility of shepherding the flock. Deacons exercise leadership related to the church's ministries of mercy and in matters of our physical facilities.
ELDERS: After taking a break for a few years, long-time elder Tom Brown has agreed to another one-year term if confirmed by the members on June 10. Phil Sprunger has two years left on his current term, and Nick Clark continues another year. Jim Dudley will be sitting out this year as his term winds down at the end of June. Pastors Doug Dean and Mark Anderson are elders ex officio.
DEACONS: Scott Blasingame and Paul Cole are on the ballot for renewed terms, three years and one year, respectively. Dan Thompson's current term extends one more year, and Glen Moyer's until 2020. Brian Pauling will be stepping out of his official role as deacon this year, continuing to serve the church in other ways.
To be confirmed for office, a nominee must receive a "yes" vote from 75% of members present and voting. (Note: the nominees are not running against each other; if all receive 75% or more affirmative votes, all will serve in their respective leadership positions.)